The Role of IT Feature Recombinations in Individuals' Innovative Use of IT
Ebner, Katharina
Bassellier, Genevieve
Smolnik, Stefan
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Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2019), 15-18 Dezember, München, 2019, 9 Seiten, angenommen.

Innovations do not emerge in isolation but are to some extent recombinations of previously existing building blocks. In this paper, we build on the recombination processes feature set broadening and deepening to show how individuals innovate with IT. We employ a qualitative research setting using a rich case of a self-tracker, who constantly changed his use of a stress tracking device from simple meditation to, eventually, a creative use configuration allowing him to sense stress at work, address prejudicial work-related behavioral patterns, and increase his work-related performance. Our preliminary analysis show that innovating with IT operates in constant cycles of feature set broadening and deepening, with broadening preceding the deepening. By linking feature set broadening and deepening to existing tasks as well as to new deliverables, we intend to clarify the relationships and transitions between different configurations of innovative use and show which patterns of innovative use occur over time.

Lehrstuhl Smolnik | 10.05.2024